This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1992, at 11 am, with reports of ROCK WREN, EIDERS, HARLEQUIN, CROSSBILLS, MARBLED GODWIT, RED-NECKED GREBE, Christmas Count results, and local reports of interest.
The ROCK WREN at Cape May Point is still at 405 Lincoln Ave. near the Gingerbread Church as of Dec. 28. To get there, follow Lake Drive from Lily Lake.
Both WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and RED-CROSSBILLS were reported during the week on Rt. 515 in Sussex County. Best spots are the spruce groves. Other reports are contained within the Christmas Count reports which follow.
Boonton Dec. 27 had 99 species including a NASHVILLE WARBLER in Parsippany, at the intersection of Old Dover Rd. and a utility cut near Graystone. Also TUNDRA SWAN, BLACK VULTURE, HOUSE WREN, BALD EAGLE, TURKEY, and a count period PINE WARBLER at a feeder.
Lakehurst Dec. 19 had 119 species, including HARLEQUIN in Manasquan Inlet, and FORSTER'S TERN and GLAUCOUS GULL also in the inlet; COMMON EIDER in Lavallette, EURASIAN WIGEON at West Point Island, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK for the first time in 20 years, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Seaside Park.
Oceanville Dec. 19 had 119 species including 2 RED-NECKED GREBES at Lake's Bay, 2 MARBLED GODWITS and both EIDERS at Brigantine Island, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NORTHERN ORIOLE, BALD EAGLE, EURASIAN WIGEON at Brigantine Refuge, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at Brigantine Refuge and Brigantine Island, and 93 OYSTERCATCHERS.
Pinelands Dec. 20 had 76 species including 2 E. PHOEBES. Gloucester Dec. 20 had E. PHOEBE, no total available. More counts on next week's tape.
VIRGINIA RAIL was at the Allendale Celery Farm on Dec. 26. WESTERN KINGBIRD was in Cape May last week.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.